USSM Off-season Feed early announcement

DMZ · January 22, 2006 at 1:51 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Hey, all. I feel bad we haven’t done this much earlier this year, but we’ve had some huge scheduling conflicts and then Jeff caught mono (I think he may be just really bored).

In any event, this is likely to be more of a hang-out-and-chat feed than a secret guest and long Q&A feed. Right now the dates depend on where we can find a good location, and how many people are interested (we’re probably going to keep this to 30-50).

Potential dates:
Sat, Feb 18
Sun, Feb 19
Sat, Feb 25
Sun, Feb 26
aaand maybe Sat, March 4

Please don’t comment on whether you can or can’t make it on any of those dates. If it’s important enough that you’re willing to engage in the cool practice of bribery, email us.

Possible locations:
We don’t know, and we’re open to suggestions. Ideally for purposes of us not being stuck with the bill, no room charge and everyone pays your own tab would be great.

Everyone showing up somewhere and taking over is not out of the question.

The Elysian, which wasn’t so good for a stand-and-speak QnA, might be ideal for this. Especially if Friend of USSM Pete Livengood comes to the table with something.

We don’t know, and that’ll depend on what the place charges for room rental, etc, etc, availability, and so forth.

What happens next:
We’re going to research dates and location this week while soliciting bribes, and next week we should have a date and a place to announce.


11 Responses to “USSM Off-season Feed early announcement”

  1. David J. Corcoran on January 22nd, 2006 3:01 pm

    If you choose to have it in Idaho, I have a great location in mind. Actually, two. One in Boise, one in McCall.

  2. JMB on January 22nd, 2006 9:12 pm

    I hear the traffic between Boise and McCall can be a bummer this time of year.

  3. David J. Corcoran on January 22nd, 2006 9:23 pm

    It is. The roads are waaay icy and there’s thousands of tourists coming up every weekend down a narrow winding 2 lane road through the mountains, plus Sysco trucks, cattle trucks, and buses w hich make it even slower, because you can’t pass on most of that road. A normal 2 hoour drive takes like 2.5-4 hours to get from Boise to McCall

  4. David J. Corcoran on January 22nd, 2006 9:25 pm

    Plus I can get free food and free lodging for up to 40 people or so at either fine location. Can’t cover transit costs though.

  5. Deanna on January 23rd, 2006 1:46 am

    I’m trying to decide which is less likely: feed at Canlis or feed in Idaho. Hmm.

  6. David J. Corcoran on January 23rd, 2006 9:47 am

    Canlis looks pretty fancy. Idaho isn’t that fancy. You folks…no offense…aren’t that fancy. And it would probably be c heaper to have it in Idaho, so my guess would be Idaho. And there’s probably a .001% chance of that happening

  7. plivengood on January 23rd, 2006 10:17 am

    Will get back to you on Elysian options, soon.

  8. morisseau on January 23rd, 2006 4:32 pm

    Hales brewery in Ballard/freemont rents out a room in its upstairs for about a hundred bucks, plus a food minimum. They’ve got really tasty catering. My wife & I rented it for a party for like 60 people. I think that the food minimum was 400 bucks … trying to remember. I think we paid about a thousand bucks total for 50-60 people, so it worked out to about 20 bucks a head. They were perfectly happy to run a cash bar for everyone.

    Would probably work pretty well. the room can hold up to 90 people :

  9. msb on January 23rd, 2006 6:12 pm

    purely for base and selfish reasons, I’d vote Hales over the Elysian

  10. DMZ on January 23rd, 2006 7:49 pm

    I did a BP feed at Hales a couple years back, it worked out pretty well.

  11. plivengood on January 24th, 2006 10:01 am

    For purely selfish reasons (not too sure my reasons are “base” like msb’s), I’d prefer the Elysian. 🙂

    Actually, I’d prefer it for non-selfish reasons, too. I may be one of the few people who attended both the Elysian Feed and the Hale’s Feed, and I didn’t think the food at Hale’s was particularly good (in fact, for the price I thought it sucked). The service was also non-existent (we were upstairs, and NOBODY came to order a beer if you wanted one — you had to go down and order at the bar). And frankly, for craft beer afficianados, the beer at Elysian is better.

    The Elysian wasn’t great either, because there is no separate room for us to meet in. We ended up on the porch, which is fine in the summer but too cold in February/March. However, the back end of the place is relatively private if it isn’t set up as a long Q&A.

    The best part is, it doesn’t cost anything to go to the Elysian if it is a day that isn’t normally really busy otherwise (like Sunday, or maybe even a Saturday afternoon). To reserve a large number of tables, they may ask for a food minimum, but somebody who hangs around here might be able to get that waived. People would be on their own for food, but it is better than what I’ve had at Hale’s (which, don’t get me wrong, I like fine — just not as much as Elysian).

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